Image courtesy of the BSAThe new school year is in full swing, and so is the Black Student Association (BSA) here at Pepperdine. BSA is continuing to promote diversity, inclusion and cultural competency, as some occupants of our university are lacking in education on these issues. On a larger scale, the nation has entered a new era, yet liberty and justice for all has still … [Read more...] about Why Can’t We Have Cultural Statues, Too?
Art by Christopher ChenTake a quick moment to look around the people you've surrounded yourself with, your closest friends. Are they all or for the most part a certain religion? Ethnicity? Political leaning? I know that by and large, mine are, and it's likely that it's true for you too.So, friends. Maybe it's time to diversify them?Now this isn't to say that it's time to … [Read more...] about Diversify Your Friendships
Art by Brooke Muschott "I wouldn't date a guy who didn't open the door for me," said 15-year-old me. I had been taught to believe that if a guy didn't pay on a date, open the car door or offer his coat when it's chilly outside, he was disrespecting me. As I got older, however, I realized that sometimes, the guy who offered me his coat was also constantly objectifying me and … [Read more...] about True chivalry respects all people
Photo courtesy of Pepperdine UniversityLike many other students, I pondered the utility of having to take six “extra” classes, half in religion, the other half in humanities. I was told that the purpose of this was to establish a common curriculum among students of different majors. Thanks to this tradition, you can rest assured you have something in common with … [Read more...] about Respect Convo
Art by Jenny RustdadChristian Grey had millions of Valentines on the night of the 14th, and I was one of them.I’ve spent the past 20 years running from cliches, but I, along with many of my single peers, spent the evening of Cupid’s holiday at the movies watching the highly anticipated "50 Shades of Grey."Did I go because I thought I was going to view a cinematic … [Read more...] about What is Love? Christian Grey Don’t Hurt Me